Hello everyone, today I have another fun book tag for you all! I was not tagged by anyone in particular but saw this tag on The Introverted Book Nerd and decided that I would like to do it as well!
What is the most expensive book you own? What is the least expensive book you own?
This is really difficult for me to answers because I have a lot of books and prices change all the time? I’ve gotten several really nice hardcover books for $3 on sale and a plethora of free or 99¢ kindle ebooks. For most expensive books, I mean I still own several textbooks and other academic books that are well over $100 a piece and I cringe over how much money I had to spend on books during my college years, even after deal hunting online.
What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?
There is only one book that I’ve read over and over again and that is Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. It is my favorite book from my childhood and I’ve read it more than ten times over the course of my lifetime. I don’t normally do a lot of re-reads but this is one of the very few exceptions. Now that I’ve read it at least once during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, I think it’ll be a while until I read this book again as I know the story quite well. But I do plan on sharing the book with my daughters once they’re old enough to read chapter books.
What book or series have you neglected over sheer laziness?
Umm, can I just put down all book series? Because I am really bad about keeping up with them. I guess if I had to pick at least one, I’d have to go with Harry Potter. I’ve read all but the final book and I’ve been really bad about getting back to it. By the time the final book came out I was an adult and had kind of lost that fervor for the series that I had felt when I was in middle and high school, and once I had watched the movie I went ‘meh.’ I’ll more than likely just do a re-read someday and finish it then.
What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
…Any of the books that I read over the course of obtaining my degree. I’ve kept all of the books that I was assigned and no joke, I actually read most of them start to finish including two text books. Not small textbooks, mind you, I’m talking 800+ page science books. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know either, reading is one of the best ways for me to study.
What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
Maturity and intelligence I guess. I end up really liking the tired middle aged magical types from fantasy novels and I can’t explain why. In a world where there are so many bad boys, rakes, boy next doors, dashing princes, and creepy obsessed stalker types – where the quiet and mature men at? Remus Lupin from Harry Potter and North from Shimmer and Burn were huge book crushes for me. When it comes to manga and anime I have a serious megane fetish and yeah, don’t judge me.
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Is this even a question? Anything by the infallible MARGARET ATWOOD. She is my all-time favorite author and I’ve steadily been collecting all of her books in some form or another. While I have a few books on ebook (who can resist those sales!?) I also own quite a few physical copies and am always happy to add another one of her glorious books to my bookshelf. I can’t understate my love for Atwood or her work, she’s a clever woman that I would absolutely love to meet one day.
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Heather Gudenkauf. Thus far I’ve read three and found them to be extremely love or hate for me. Part of the reason being that the protagonists seem to be pretty similar in that they do some things of questionable legality in order to investigate the mysteries they’re involved with and I just always find them to be obnoxious. Even though I absolutely adored The Weight of Silence and Not A Sound I still have my issues with plot and characterization and because of this I always hesitate when picking up another one of her books.
…And of course any of you that is reading this and you would like to do this tag for yourself then consider yourself tagged!